It's the last week of October which means that the spooky season is well and truly upon us.
But like a lot of things in 2020, Halloween is looking a little different this year with families choosing to opt-out of trick or treating due to COVID-19.
However, telling a child that Halloween is cancelled is not as easy as taking candy from a baby.
That's why families are bringing Halloween home this year. (Who couldn't use a little spooky fun in the time of COVID?)
Barbara Murotake is no stranger to Halloween. Growing up in America meant she spent her childhood trick or treating.
Now as a mum, she is bringing the spirit of Halloween to life for her three children - Hollis, 4 and one-year-old twins Cyla and Poppy - with her wife Briony Rollings and co-parent Garrett Kelly.
"I've been here for over a decade now, but we hadn't really started doing Halloween stuff until I had Hollis," Murotake says.
"Before that, it was more just parties where you could hang out with your friends and have a good time. But now it's more of an actual event.
"So this year, we're not trick or treating because of COVID but we will go up and have a look around the decorated Halloween houses later on this week whenever we can fit it in, and we're having a party with just for the family for Halloween. There are lots of kids in our large extended family. Hollis is one of 20 cousins."
Rollings has been in charge of Halloween decorations and for what she couldn't find in stores she used her DIY skills to create.
Using old green Christmas baubles, green cobwebs and some glue, she has created a bubbling cauldron fit for a wicked witch.
Window paint was used to create ghastly ghosts on their front windows - including one singing a (child-friendly) Halloween spoof of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's song WAP.
Rollings has also created a bloody guillotine out of cardboard, alfoil and red paint. Placed next to a bottle of hand sanitizer, Rollings says the guillotine is a creative and socially distant way of housing a bowl of individually wrapped lollies for those who are looking at trick or treating in the family's neighbourhood this year.
Combining those with the fake spider webs, the floating grim reaper and a lot of pumpkins and skulls that the family picked up from their local Big W, and the house is now ready for this weekend's family Halloween party.